mAY MADNESS

Jun 29, 2018
May was insane.  Insane.



There was the normal end of year school stuff.


Dance Festival: 


Lots of kindergarten fun

Twin Day



Kindergarten Program:




Hope of America for Macey:


she's sitting in that purple circle. 

Suncrest always does common start the last week of school, which meant the kids could actually ride the bus to and from school!  Party.  







There was beautiful weather to enjoy.







We had to say goodbye to some of our most favorite people.  Trina and TJ moved to Las Vegas.  I shed many tears over the fact.  




We had to soak up our last days in the neighborhood.  



And then our friends threw us a surprise going away dance party.



These are my people and I have desperately missed having them right outside my front door.  






Mother's Day, where as normal, they were not cooperative for my picture, but it was an amazing day anyways.  



and i love getting to sport some of my homemade jewelry. 





There was the packing.  Which I don't have any real pictures of.  Turns out packing wasn't that bad.  The unpacking was worse. :) 






There was closing on the new house, but not moving in right away because it wasn't actually done.  We did at least get shelves up in the garage and curtain rods hung.  





Then there was the actual moving and unpacking.





Kids were actually great unpackers.  I didn't even come help them organize their rooms until at least a week after we moved in. 




first dinner in the new house, Kid Cuisines.  I might of been using their favorite foods to help them like the new house better. :) 





And saying goodbye to our beloved Townhome, The Pink Palace.  Which of course deserves it's very own blog post.  

last back yard movie night. 


Final goodbye, to the finally clean and empty house. 




And then school got out on May 31st and I don't think I've sat down once since then. :)  


first and last day of kindergarten. 

I was actually surprised at how well this kid did in kindergarten, he killed it.  



last day of 2nd and 5th grade. 



This was a tricky year for Miles, but he was blessed with an amazing teacher who  patiently took the time he needed.  She listened to his worries and helped him work through it all.  He was so excited to get the "Greatest Improvement" award.  It was well earned and I am glad he knew what a big deal this was.  



The kids were quite excited that I still remembered to do their last day of school buckets, they were worried I'd forget with the chaos of moving.  I like these moments when I actually impress them with my mom skills. :)  

Now we are just working on settling into the new house and getting used to just having each other around, instead of all our old neighborhood friends/family.  


tiny table in our sunroom. :) 



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nana
Big May for all of you, moving is a big deal and the end of school! Luckily you are only a few blocks from your old neighborhood. Lots of new memories to be made.

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Easterness

May 2, 2014
Easter is one of my favorite holidays, I think because it's so low key and involves some of my most favorite foods (ham, jello eggs, & chocolate).  And not to mention new beginnings and the resurrection. :)

I planned to do a few Family Home Evenings on why we celebrate Easter, but my current state kind of got in the way.  Luckily the church released this awesome video, which we watched and talked about multiple times.



Gina and I organized our annual Neighborhood Egg Hunt.  I swear every year the kids multiply.  

This Year

4 Years Ago




Crazy, isn't it!  Luckily I don't mind the crazy crowds...most days. 

And could these 2 be any cuter?  They've pretty much been bff's since they were 2.



Crew was in heaven...he'd find an egg, eat the candy and then move on to the next one.  


Pretty sure they ate all their candy before we came inside. Which is the way I like it.  


I was tempted Easter Morning to make them wait until after church to find their baskets, since we had church at 9:00.  But, I realized that'd be pretty lame, so instead I just set my alarm for 30 min earlier than normal.  Totally worth it.


The favorite candy this year...little chocolate bunny.  Apparently the Easter Bunny had never brought them before.  

"ELMO!"


We even had a few minutes to spare before church and got a few pictures snapped.



Easter Dinner is probably my favorite holiday meal...but due to my nausea and tendency to puke, I had to keep it simple.  Meaning store bought dessert, no deviled eggs, only 2 flavors of Jello eggs, and Company Potatoes instead of mashed.  The short cuts worked and I was mostly able to enjoy it.  Plus, eating on the deck maybe it even better.



The poor kids didn't even get to dye easter eggs this year, but did they even ask or care?  Nope.  Thank goodness, because the last thing I needed was to feel mom guilt.  :)  





 
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